Body Filler Procedures

By Larry Montanez III, CDA and Jeff Lange, PE Over the years OEM’s have been making stronger, thinner outer body panels from a variety of substrates.  Outer panels have been constructed Mild Steel or High Strength Steel, Aluminum, Composite material, or some sort of combination of materials and depending on the material used repair procedures… Read more »

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Criminal Implications of a Bad Repair

COULD YOU BE GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER BY GROSS NEGLIGENCE? By Larry Montanez III, CDA and Jeff Lange, PE This article is intended to make you really think about your business practices and decisions. Lately you might have read all the articles about the lawsuits against insurance companies and the recent rise in Post Repair Inspections… Read more »

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Defining Collision Repair Industry Terms

By Larry Montanez III, CDA and Jeff Lange, PE We have all heard of Wikipedia and all seem to use and quote it, but in case you didn’t know it, the site can be edited by anyone and in some cases this can be a good thing and in other cases a very bad thing.… Read more »

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Advanced Economical Vehicles

By Larry Montanez III, CDA and Jeff Lange, PE Since 1995, we have been trying to warn the masses that technology will hit them quickly and hard, like a double right uppercut with a finishing left hook from Mike Tyson.  In 1995 this all started with the introduction of the Audi A8 Aluminum Space Frame,… Read more »

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The 3D’s Of Collision Repair and How to Change These Feelings

“Disgusted, Disappointed and Disenchanted Thoughts Are Plaguing Our Industry” By Larry Montanez III, CDA and Jeff Lange, PE Is your shop prepared to repair aluminum vehicles or aluminum parts? Many automakers have announced they will produce more aluminum-intensive vehicles. Others have hinted that aluminum will be coming in the near future. There is a lot… Read more »

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